Transnet attack is cyber warfare

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Transnet will lift its declaration of Force Majeure for port terminals on Monday August 2, 2021. Photo: Getty Images


Transnet will lift its declaration of Force Majeure for port terminals on Monday August 2, 2021. Photo: Getty Images

BUSINESS

The cyberattack on Transnet’s computer system, which paralysed the country’s ports, was an act of cyber warfare, according to an expert in this field.

Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling, cyber programme lead at the Security Institute for Governance & Leadership in Africa at Stellenbosch University, spoke about the attack in a North West University Business School webinar.


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